The Muslim World League (MWL) will host in Makkah on Thursday the Islamic Conference on the Declaration of Peace in Afghanistan, Arab News reported.
The event, hosted by Saudi Arabia, will bring together senior scholars from Afghanistan and Pakistan for a "historic, landmark event on the path toward reconciliation between warring factions, in an effort to end the fighting and bring peace to the country," the report said.
Organizers said the conference was conceived to utilize the MWL’s role in resolving conflicts within the Islamic world, with the support of Saudi Arabia. They said the work of the conference "will reflect the MWL’s sense of historic responsibility as a representative of all Muslims, and its desire to achieve unity, solidarity and harmony, the security of its societies, and the safety of its citizens," as reported by Arab News.
The opening session will feature Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, secretary general of the MWL, Noor-ul-Haq Qadri, the Pakistani minister of religious affairs and interfaith harmony, and Mohammad Qasim Halimi, the Afghan minister of Hajj and religious affairs.
They will be joined by senior clerics from both countries.
Also in attendance will be Lt. Gen. Bilal Akbar, the ambassador of Pakistan to Saudi Arabia, Ahmed Javed Mujadidi, the ambassador of Afghanistan to Saudi Arabia, Rizwan Saeed Sheikh, Pakistan’s permanent representative to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), and Shafiq Samim, Afghanistan’s permanent representative to the OIC.
The event will conclude with the recital of a final statement and a declaration of peace in Afghanistan, the Arab News reported.